This spring, use gardening as a way to get and stay active. We know treatment can affect your health. Becoming green fingered can have many benefits for your physical and mental health. It can also help you manage the side effects of cancer treatment.
Herry, always a keen gardener, tells us why after a cancer diagnosis he didn’t give up pursuing his dream of his perfect garden.
Whether you are a pro or a beginner, we can get you started and keep you gardening. Find out more below.
Getting active during and after cancer treatment is good for recovery and to help you feel more like yourself.
Download our leaflet [PDF] to find out, in a nutshell, why gardening is a great way to take up some light activity.
National Garden Scheme garden owner Carol opened her garden just eight weeks after undergoing breast cancer surgery – with just 20 minutes of gardening a day.
Download Carol’s great tips to help you garden at your own pace.
Read more about the many benefits of gardening before and after cancer treatment in our gardening booklet [PDF].
Plus, some easy and safe steps to help you achieve your own goals and gradually build your fitness levels.
Physical activity can have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing. It could also help reduce the side effects of treatment.
Find out how to keep active when you need to, with tips for getting started and activities near you.
Since 1984, Macmillan and the National Garden Scheme have been growing vital support for people living with cancer.
Together we’re building life changing places, such as wellbeing centres, and putting more healthcare professionals in place.
Read more about our partnership on the NGS partnership page.
The National Garden Scheme is one of Macmillan’s largest donors, having donated £16.7 million since the beginning of our partnership in 1985.
We can help you keep active when you need to, with tips for getting started and activities near you.
Have a question about physical activity? Ask a physiotherapist on our online community.
NGS has committed £2.5 million to funding a specialist palliative care unit at Royal Glamorgan Hospital, South Wales, over 5 years.
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